Call for Internship opportunities for the EIJ News

Deadline: 17 May 2019


The Society of Professional Journalists is seeking 10 interns for the EIJ News. Interns will cover the Excellence in Journalism conference using a variety of digital approaches (video, social, audio, photos, written stories) that will be published online. Collegiate multimedia journalists are invited to apply for these select positions.


This year’s conference is set for September 7-9 in San Antonio. Selected interns will need to arrive in San Antonio on Friday, Sept. 6 and attend a mandatory afternoon staff meeting. The internship ends Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Noon.


You provide:

— Energy, talent, great ideas and a good attitude
— Your transportation to and from San Antonio
— Your own laptop for writing and production (if you cannot provide this, please alert us ahead of time)
— Your own tools capable of capturing video, audio and photos
— Money to cover out-of-pocket expenses (example: meals not provided by EIJ)


SPJ provides:

— Complimentary conference registration
— Complimentary four nights at conference hotel (interns will share the room with another intern)
— Some, but not all, meals
— Mentoring by professional journalists
— Networking venues
— A place to showcase your talents in front of many professionals




Applicants must:

— Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in journalism or a related field
— Not graduate before the start of the internship
— Be available to be in San Antonio from Sept. 6-10, 2019
— Not be a past intern of the EIJ News team
— Though membership in SPJ is not mandatory to apply, preference will be given to members of SPJ during the selection process. If not an SPJ member and if selected, we ask that you join SPJ


The following must be submitted or your application will not be considered:

— Completed application
— Cover letter (upload with application form)
— Resume (include three references with complete contact information and upload with application form)
— One recommendation letter
— Up to three working links or attached files with multimedia content you have written and/or produced, including stories, photos, slideshows and audio/video packages.
— Information about your existing social media footprint (Twitter, Vine, Tumblr, etc.).


For more information and to apply, visit the official website.